What is Fear ? Why we feel Fear ??

Border Dog

The Force is Strong With This One
Fears still seem to be very necessary to the Animal Man but not so much to the Conscious Man, so as the Animal Man becomes more self-conscious, the treatments and influence of those fears evolve to the point of clearly serving as faithful to each individual's evolutionary balance.

Thus, as a rule, all animals "Feel Fear" under instinctive forms of self-protection, self-preservation, etc. It is good not to forget this in order to better distinguish who is still animal (innocent and ignorant) and who is no longer, as well as who are just opportunists who skillfully use the fears of others with bad intentions to gain some advantage, according to circumstantial conveniences allow it. On the latter, it is necessary to redouble personal care and vigilance, so as not to be inadvertently contaminated to end up being like who live by setting bad examples to others.

What is Fear ?

Every living soul is afraid and lives accordingly as fears allow it. Probably a great longing for all is to live without fear, one can even consider that this would be living in a paradise. Thinking about it, and since fear cannot be ruled out, one lives in a way where fears hide very quietly.

So sneaky that the main fear lurks behind a secondary, and so on until it becomes very difficult for the individual to self-detect, and even more so for others to detect. The cleverness that comes from the need for protection and survival through fear is so great that even one unconsciously disguises and gives false clues in the face of any greater threat of exposure (from the main fear).

One of the biggest obscure features of fear is when one guy shows a huge weapon to an innocent unable to kill a cockroach, and shows himself to be the bravest man in the world, capable of anything while actually being a coward and ignorant. He is afraid of being (feeling) a failed bootlegger, taking a few bumps and still being arrested (humiliated).

But for every secret there is a key ring, and so certain things are never locked forever.

Expression - Greed versus Self-Sabotage
Inspiration - Pride versus Selflessness
Action - Impatience versus Martyrdom
Assimilation - Obstinacy

WARNING - It is very difficult to diagnose the main fear, the secondary fear not so much, but it is not easy either, so the references used here are for the sake of self-awareness and not for a witch hunt. Obviously, much of what you learn comes from living with your neighbors, but that does not justify any kind of unethical advantage, except to understand, respect and even protect where appropriate. Anyway, this is not a manual, but useful for day to day life.

Greed - FEAR OF LACK - Oscillates from insatiable (-) to smug (+). It is the fear of not having enough and being behind others, to starve or to have to give up something. For different people there are equally different needs that seem to them to be essential. One tends to accumulate more and more of a particular thing and panics when it cannot be satiated, FOR FEAR OF LACK

Self-Sabotage - FEAR OF VIVACITY - Oscillates from self-destructive (-) to sacrificed (+). It is the fear of losing control of what is important to life. When one cannot control life, one then attempts to destroy it, eliminate it, or erase everything. With that he cannot let his life overflow, because the contagious joys would be overwhelmingly threatening to him, FOR FEAR OF VIVACITY.

Pride - FEAR OF BE HURT - Oscillates from conceited (-) to proud (+). Is the person who fears being passed over or ignored. It also occurs in the form of those who dare not show themselves but insist that others notice him. The worst is that when others match their expectations, they are treated as obnoxious, foolish and pushy. Pride is a dangerous fear because it makes one different from others to be admired, but as pride prevails, people separate more and more from each other, FOR FEAR OF BE HURT

Selflessness - FEAR OF INCOMPETENCE - Oscillates from submissive (-) to modest (+). It is the fear that is often noticed in people who work harder than others, is hardworking, ambitious but still content with the background justifying that it has awareness of what you do. The selfless person denies his own needs and gives more importance to others. In many beliefs this is regarded as Virtue, and it is nonetheless, but what drives that Virtue is the FEAR OF INCOMPETENCE.

Impatience - FEAR OF NEGLIGENCE - Oscillates from the Impatient (-) to the Audacious (+). It is the fear you know best about justifying yourself, because your impetuousness and willingness to speed things up are precipitated in your goals, always with the best of intentions. In fact, haste is not seen as a shocking social problem. It is the most difficult fear to recognize and deal with, because the person himself is the biggest obstacle in his path, FOR FEAR OF NEGLIGENCE

Martyrdom - FEAR OF USELESSNESS - It oscillates from the self-punishing (-) to the selfless (+). It is the fear that increases until it becomes the certainty of uselessness. Observe how interesting it is, for the positive aspect of Martyrdom is the Fear of Self-denial, so it is recorded that these interpretations are not simplistic. A person indulges in martyrdom because he believes he can offer himself as a brave person facing difficult situations, but still keeps letting him hurt, even when no one else is in danger. Unconsciously one denies the value of one's own existence, FOR FEAR OF USELESSNESS

Obstinacy - FEAR OF INCONSTANCY - Oscillates from stubborn (-) to decided (+). It is by far the most frequent fear, where people always think they are interested in living something new, different, in progressing and not stagnating. But this is a mere (obstinate) and ephemeral desire. In fact she makes the guts heart so that everything remains the same, as if that were possible. But that's how they feel safe and sure they can trust, FOR FEAR OF INCONSTANCY

Important: In the main characteristic of fear there is nothing positive. The positive poles are understood as "False Virtues" because they are determined by fear and not by love, as with other elements of the constructive soul matrix, and the basic fear hidden in the main characteristic of fear negatively influences all other elements that make up the soul's patterns, in a general way.

More about the Main Characteristic of Fear

Each one has their own fears, lives with them, guides them accordingly, and allows them to lead them. One goal of human desires is to live without fear, which would mean living in paradise conditions. But when it comes to the main feature of fear, it is not the ordinary fears we are talking about here.

The main characteristic of fear is an integral part of soul patterns, and as such is an important and necessary factor in soul development.

The seven main characteristics of fear are: Selflessness, Self-Sabotage, Martyrdom, Obstinacy, Greed, Pride, and Impatience. They hide the seven basic fears: fear of their own Inability, Vivacity, Uselessness, Inconstancy, Neediness (Lack), Being Hurt, and Neglect. Everyone knows these basic fears in a bearable and conscious state, but anyone who has chosen one of them as their main characteristic as an integral part of their soul pattern has the experience of this basic fear as a dominant, that is, one will be overwhelmed by it. Invariably he will be rooted in his unconscious with all its innumerable ramifications.

The main characteristics of fear also have two poles (+/-), but in this case, although they are both a negative(-) and a positive(+) pole, the poles of the main characteristic of fear are distinguished from the other constitutive polarities in that both (the poles) are determined of fear, not of love, when energies flow more positively. Evil is always a state of fear, so the positive pole of each main characteristic is defined by a mask of strength and sympathy, which usually presents itself as a virtue, and as such, is considered by many. But here only with regard to fear is it emphasized that it is a false virtue, because true virtues can never be rooted in fear.

In the proper sense of the word, virtue is always an expression of love, while the negative pole, by contrast, is easily recognized by the observer as anything but not love. Each is able to recognize in others the forms of fear expression described by the negative pole, but only that people find it difficult to identify aspects of fear that have become well known and natural as manifestations of the main characteristic of fear. But however, if one's gaze turns to this main characteristic, that individual's life becomes relatively much quieter to carry on.

Basically, every soul chooses the main characteristic of fear in order to be able to feel it in conflicts with others. Fear is not superfluous and belongs indispensably to the physical plane and essence of human beings (as animals). And each glance, turned to him and his manifestations, extols the humanity of which they are clothed, but whoever allows fear to settle completely in the darkness of the unconscious will not greatly help himself to grow spiritually.

When a soul prepares for its next life (or incarnation), in the context of its new existential standard of living, it decides for one of the main characteristics of fear. He chooses parents and the circumstances of physical life, thinking about how this fear and the friction it creates can stimulate growth with the corresponding generation of excitement and animosity. When a child is begotten, the main characteristic of fear begins to form according to the underlying hidden fear within it. Birth offers the first reason for making the child stronger, and during the first years of life, the child's soul will undergo a series of changes that will lead to the traumatic fixation of basic fear. The chosen fear resembles the roots of a large tree, where all other fears form its branches, and just as the roots of a tree are not visible to the eyes, so basic fear also evades the normal consciousness of individuals.

Basic fears, with their main characteristics, are the decisive triggers of actions and reactions, although people are unaware of it. Therefore, let these remarks here concerning the deeper roots of the fear structure help to arrive at the deeper reasons for acts, and lead to the loss of Fear of the Fear.

Whenever one seeks to analyze the manifestations and effects of fear, one step forward on the path of liberation from human consciousness. The main feature of fear is a framework that serves to give an indication of the basic fear hidden by it, or in other words, one can recognize the characteristics of basic fear according to its main characteristic, and it soon finds that dealing with it. With the main characteristic of fear and with the other underlying fears, it helps in a way that is not only necessary for self-awareness and inner clarity, but also strengthens self-love and leads to a greater understanding of others.

Here it is not stated to love the main characteristics of fear, nor to support and foster its manifestations. The recommendation is simply to pay attention to its existence, to be aware of the main characteristic of fear, and to observe its effects, both to oneself and to others, for the mistakes of others may not be a truly lived experience, but they serve as parameters for assessing consequences of living systematically erring within harmful and vicious cycles.

Anyone who wants to begin to worry about this fear, which forms a protection around their ability to love and their (divine) consciousness, in order to penetrate more and more of these bubbles of protection, it is good to expose their roots very carefully, to know exactly what it is. It is understood that life circumstances and parents are partly responsible for shaping the main characteristic of fear, but this does not mean, however, that parents and life circumstances are the real culprits. The (soul) child is also not guilty of needing this challenge of fear for its development. Neither is life blamed for bringing about the necessary friction and the indispensable challenges. So, it is crucial to avoid making any judgments, because any fear is worse than another, and none is better or easier to bear than any other. Everything is very relative.

Each feels the difficulty of carrying one's own fear, and one can in fact bear the fact that others also carry the main characteristic of their fears according to the circumstances, but the truth is that the fears of other people give us disturbance with their effects, just as ours disturb others. And that is why people are required to do what is not possible for ourselves, that is, to undo the main characteristic of fear, to renounce or neutralize its disturbing manifestations.

Normally, people are unaware of the scope of their basic fear of their fellow men, just as they are unaware of how rooted their own false virtues are, for many of them are accepted by the spiritual or religious traditions of the society in which they live, and through images that people have created (and live creating), no one likes to contemplate fear openly in broad daylight.

However, it is not a coincidence that a number of the main features of fear described here are related to the seven vices or deadly sins of the Christian tradition, as well as other religions that have done something similar in parallel, but nevertheless, priests will hardly say that vices and sins are forms of fear expression. They condemn their sins and many do not even suspect that they increase fear and bring about exactly what they intend to avoid, punishing sinners and increasing their misfortunes, while contrary, acknowledging, understanding, observing and accepting.

The longing for a fearless life is understandable, but as long as the soul lives in a physical body, it cannot live wholly free from it. Therefore, do not insist that the basic fear must disappear. In fact, some frightening memories are brought from one life to the next, and those memories continue to be strong even in the astral world. Fear loses its function only after the energetic union of the soul family and the shift to the causal world of consciousness. The fear reacts to the attack with redoubled force against anyone who wants to face the main fear directly, or hides as a strategic retreat, so that it is not recommended to fight in this psychic subsoil.

The fact that fear does not like to be observed or analyzed is a very old experience, so the more they are interested in it and the less they judge the forms of expression of a fear, and the less they despise the main fear and the fear. Underlying fear conforming to having them, all the more so that they will be surprised that fear melts smoothly, like an iceberg in the sunlight, being carried into warmer, more lively waters.

About the secondary Characteristic of Fear:

We have said above that the main characteristic represents the roots of the fear tree, and that the negative pole of the other building elements forms the branches and foliage. However, the main branches consist of the secondary characteristic and its poles. This secondary characteristic is also chosen from the seven basic fears, minus the previously selected main fear, ie it is different from the main basic fear.

This second characteristic of fear that joins the main one also has, as the first, significant functions. The first and most important function of the secondary characteristic is to grasp and cover up aspects of being that have not yet been struck by fear. These are the aspects of life together, of schoolmates, of discussions with family members. These are aspects that only start to take effect as people grow. Also in old age they give work as they get into conflict with them.

Thus, the first function of the secondary characteristic of fear must be described as the psychic need to include fear-free aspects in life, putting them under its control. This sounds like a contradiction that sounds cynical, but nonetheless, people usually don't feel very comfortable if they can't feel a little afraid. This structure has been formed over many million (terrestrial) years. Let's cite an example: Most grow up in a family environment where parents concern for their children is more important than their love for them. Instead of love, many parents take refuge in worry, believing that the more they care about their children, the more love they show. "Worrying" means "Fearing for Children."

When (these children) become adults, they also adopt this way of thinking (because of the conditioning in which they were raised) and begin to worry about their own children and also their elderly parents, and this, as they think, is an expression of love that they feel for them, althought here we say that this is an expression of fear. However expressing this secondary fear, through Obstinacy or Greed, Pride or Martyrdom, they will recognize as appropriate, that this contributes to their taking an idealistic, realistic, spiritualist or even cynical stance towards life.

All of these mentalities are marked by their secondary fears, and as such they can settle wickedly, for example, with concerns about the elderly mother, and thus condemn this concern to hide in the deepest regions of personality. Or they may sacrifice themselves altruistically for this elderly mother, although neither she nor his life demand that too much altruism.

As we have said, in all areas of fear one can use all seven characteristics, which together form a personal (matrix) model of fear. In the case of one who transcends the main fear in some life, the secondary characteristic then takes over again. This always happens again, and usually comes at a point where the main fear erupts like a tumor, suppurates, threatens to poison everything, and then heals itself.

When the main fear has dissipated, usually along with some easily recognizable motive, the secondary fear takes on the function of the main fear and allows one to continue to live in a society that makes fear its greatest incentive to live. However, secondary fear will never exercise the same domain as the main characteristic of fear does.

Secondary fear is always less developed than the main fear. This is clear whenever there is a possibility that it may interfere, especially within the family, partnership and friendship. Whenever human relationships bring about a certain intimacy, then the characteristic fear of this closeness arises. The second function of secondary fear, therefore, is the regularization of proximity and distancing.

This is why proximity is what indicates secondary fear. When it becomes noticeable, they may ask themselves: Who has come closest to me or who do I wish to approach? The main fear is valid in many aspects of life that only indirectly relate to other people. Secondary fear, on the contrary, is triggered when someone approaches you, or as you often think, that person gets too close. “Too close” means that you feel pressured, threatened or vulnerable to the point of being afraid of not being able to stand the proximity, or of the desire for the person to get even closer. When proximity is excessive, you lose the control that is so important to you. The way you deal with the human closeness of your fellow human beings, the way you deal with the intimacy that we consider to be an integral part of true love, shapes your position with that feeling.

Taken together, the main fear, the secondary fear, and the negative poles form the structure of the fear that exists in every soul. Both fears are chosen in the life span, and the circumstances of each life (or incarnation) are so designed that basic fears can be fixed in childhood through relatively traumatic situations for the individual.

sources
Archetypes of Soul
The Seven Archetypes of Fear
PS:
my first thread here, so I hope you enjoy the contents.
Please forgive any bad english translation,
and have a much Happy New Year(s) :thup:
 

whitecoast

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Hi Border Dog. Good job synthesizing what you've read into some newer and larger understanding for your first thread. That's the essence of connecting dots and networking.

I strongly agree that it's important that, as we grow more conscious, we are not limited in our actions by our emotions. I think fear does play an important role in guiding our actions for survival in a number of situations. A book entitled The Gift of Fear has a thread that talks about it, and the author himself was also on a Truth Perspective show awhile back if you're interested. Basically any negative emotion tells us something about the environment, and informs us on how best to act. That is good, except for when sometimes negative emotions are too strong they undermine the higher thinking powers of the mind (trauma in the past can also short-circuit the critical mechanism in our minds as well).

I personally don't subscribe to the idea that the root of all negative emotion is fear; fear, shame, grief, pride, obstinacy, disgust, etc. all seem to be underpinned by different physiological processes and they're not all reducible to the emotion of fear. That at least is what I learned from Panksepp's The Archaeology of Mind.

Seven Archeyptes of Fear sounds like a tool or therapeutic model for trying to dig under surface emotions to figure out what could really be motivating our behavior, which is a good approach to start with. But I feel like if you did that with the assumption that it's all related to fear of some kind you risk not seeing some of the other reasons for which you act the way you do. Obstinacy for example in my experience could be motivated more by anger or grief rather than fear. The same goes with pride (to the extent that it's even a negative emotion in the physiological sense of our body wanting to not be in that state). Some of the ways in which these complex emotions can affect our self-image and actions are in the book Healing Developmental Trauma, which I couldn't recommend more highly.

Hope you found this helpful.
 

Border Dog

The Force is Strong With This One
is a good approach to start with.
that's exactly what I think -- a good start point to peeling this "onion", so to speak.

for more simple that appears to be the (archetype) model proposed (by the author),
inevitably leads to an (psych) array (or tree) composed of 7x6 basic elements,
(Primary X Secondary), so the individuals can express 42 combined variations,
if you think it's just two layers of the onion, that obviously two is not all layers.

I feel like if you did that with the assumption that it's all related to fear of some kind you risk not seeing some of the other reasons for which you act the way you do.
I don't disagree, but if we think that the fear is always present (even if hidden), this can still be discussed in other levels of approach.

Another argument I would like to do is related to the words used, for not be considered literally, because stubbornness and obstinacy are very similar behavior. In this case (of Fear) I think it consider fear not as a pathology, but something (natural) that is no worth severe repressing, deny that it exists and even try to extinguish It.

as Fear itself allows for splits and fall on other (psych) approachs, I think other splits-approachs can also fall on Fear.

your reply its not only helpful, but complementary to improve the discussions and knowledge.
thank you very much!!
 

Border Dog

The Force is Strong With This One
The Obstinacy -- Fear of Inconstancy
from obstinate(-) to decided(+)
Assimilation


None of the basic fears is more frequent than the fear of change. You all think you are interested in living something new, different, in changing your situation, in making progress, in not becoming stagnant. But this is a mere wish. Most people who live in a body would do their best to keep everything the same if it were possible. With that they know they feel safe. They want what they trust to never change.

Few of you are willing, at least philosophically, to consider that life and change are inseparably linked to one another. Living means changing. With each breath your body changes, every hundredth of a second the planet changes. Life is and remains unpredictable. The only thing that remains constant is the very principle of change. And to deny this principle means to deny life. But people who are afraid of unpredictable changes, try to deny that fear. And that makes them obstinate.

If the person with this fear has been happier for a while, like everyone else, he wants to preserve that happiness, to fix that luck, and is predisposed to do everything to that happiness does not go away, without recognizing that it is precisely this attitude that endangers what it wants to preserve. And if the person with the fear of uncertainty was unhappy for a while, he soon adapts to the conditions that caused his unhappiness. Although she keeps saying that she would like things to be different, certain that she would really like to change the situation, her fear causes her to come up with an unbelievable set of arguments to prove that what she has is still better than the unknown she could have to face.

The fear of change is the fear of the unknown. The human being knows what exists. That which does not exist inspires fear because it is beyond your control. He does not know what can come from him. And he really wants to move from one known situation to another, because insecurity inspires a deep fear.

When change is inevitable, the person with the main characteristic of obstinacy will decide extraordinarily quickly for the new, and he will adapt firmly and with determination to the situation. It changes so as to be able to submit to it as much as possible. She likes to be admired for making the best of every situation. The unknown, the new, infuses her with fear - and that is why, moved by fear, she soon seeks to find the new, to face it decisively, indeed to seek it, to observe it in all its aspects, to become knowledgeable of everything she does not know, so that she can get hold of it and thus eliminate fear again. This can relate to new people, changes in employment, changes in social status, changes in health, changes in all facets of life.

The decisive attitude that an obstinate person manifests when a change is inevitable, yet unpredictable, gives him a sense of strength. After making a decision that had long been necessary, and changing a situation that she held the same for so long until it became unbearable, the obstinate feels much more excited. The possibility of letting go of the old, and the suspicion that she does not yet have mastery over the new, gives her a moment of clarity between two phases of fear. Her eyes sparkle and although fear overwhelms her, she has to temporarily set aside the idea of dominating the situation.

Not knowing what will happen is horrible, yet fascinating. Being open again, being free from obstinacy is like breaking free from a prison. But very soon the obstinate person - for fear of not being able to assimilate the new one - will build other prisons for himself. And then she marvels that everything is the same as it once was, after doing so much to bring about change. And when another person wants to change this situation, when the uncomfortable changes are imposed on him by others, he tends to adopt a rigid and obstinate stance, refusing to accept these changes, (persistently) persisting in his opinion, so that the new will not come to happen. It's hard to convince the diehard of your luck. He wants to do everything the way it feels right. And what seems right to him is most often wrong.

However, he refuses to see this. He has great difficulty recognizing what actually makes his progress, because for progress, growth, development always means change. Soul growth is uncertain for the rational mind, since it follows its own rules. All diehard people suffer - unknowingly - because of the idea that they alone can shape their lives. Those who are afraid of change, those who are afraid of the new, and especially those who are afraid of the unpredictable aspects of what they do not know, often try to deny that life is responsible for everything, which has its own dynamic forces, and seeks to shape as much as it does existence itself possible. Thus, this person leaves little space, little time and few opportunities for the preservation of what the opposing forces can accomplish and realize together.

Therefore, the obstinate person gets caught between his desires for the old and his yearning for the new. The obstinate person is not one who never wants to change anything. But it needs to determine when, how, and how a change should take place. All people who want to change the stubborn will have to spend a lot of saliva. They can count on some success only when they offer the obstinate person the opportunity to decide for themselves. Stubbornness is an expression of need, a stony path to avoid helplessness and feelings of grief and loneliness. The stubborn is determined to travel the steep, arduous and difficult path and to stumble often because the need to overcome great difficulties and to survive, despite all suffering, has become an old habit and created an illusion of strength and endurance that keeps him alive.

The obstinate often fears that acts of resistance that have preserved his self-image may prove unnecessary and thus take away much of his identity and sense of life. The stubborn often has difficulty dealing with subordinates, and has difficulty having to admit and having to give in. This is often due to the fact that, in childhood, he could not demonstrate a healthy stubbornness. This has prevented the development of the will, and so in adulthood he has to impose it by stamping his feet, so he has to stubbornly insist on saying, "I will do as I please, even if it hurts me. I don't care." Fear of change, which leads to the will to continue as is or to return to the known state, It sometimes has its roots in early childhood experiences that have caused great insecurity.

In general, the child who is afraid of change in adulthood has had patient, affectionate parents or at least a warm, caring mother. Therefore, he lived the first months of his life surrounded by protection and thinks he will never lose her. But soon comes the day when the mother or parents have other concerns and demand that the child be more independent. Perhaps they are exhausted or ill, perhaps they have reached the limit of their strengths and possibilities. This can often be only a temporary phase, but for a few months old child who is left alone for a few days with strangers, for example, this phase lasts an eternity and in some ways is frightening, a way that would not be for a child who from the beginning of life, received little care and affection. The sudden change from a situation in which he felt protected and happy, to the sense of abandonment, lack of guidance, which resembles a fall into the void, is a fatal experience that leaves the child with a seed of fear about all sudden and unexpected change.

It is not the gradual differences that afflict a person with the main characteristic of obstinacy. It is the unforeseen, striking and surprising events that cost the effort to keep in balance. It is fear that attacks the person with the main characteristic of stubbornness, making him fear that there is something that cannot be calculated, something he cannot count on, something unpredictable. So he fears all the situations he can't handle well and doesn't even know a little about. An unexpected event that comes with a certain vehemence can cause him to fall into an abyss and depression that last for a long time until one can get rid of them. Those who chose obstinacy as their main trait should look back and try to relive some traumatic childhood events. The fact that he can recall some events in which he had to adapt to some sudden and radical changes will draw his attention. These may include a discovery, a disappointment, a loss, an abandonment - all unpredictable and unavoidable.

As you all know, uncertainty is an inherent part of existence. However, the obstinate person would like to annihilate this natural law. Fearing that the same deadly panic he felt when he lost protection for the first time might be raised again, he projects into the future a never-ending sequence of similar events, albeit more attenuatedly. And, of course, as with all human beings, he realizes this every moment of every life, the idea that he has to beware of sudden changes - with all his might and energy - becomes ever clearer that you have as best you can.

Therefore, the obstinate person will do everything to anticipate the uncontrollable and the unpredictable. Or, when this is not possible, he will overcome all obstacles as boldly as he can with decidedly deadly courage. But as this is a danger to him, when new unpredictable events arise, he will also have the strength to deal with situations that, in his view, threaten his life. This person makes every effort to predict the moment when a threat approaches him in the sense described. This decisively courageous mastery of the difficulties we call “determination.” It was once appropriate when it first settled in the character of the human being, for indeed, in the first traumatic situation of loss, it was a matter of survival.

But later, in adulthood, it is no longer a matter of life and death, but the forces are evoked as if they were stubbornness, stiffness, obstinacy, inflexibility are inner phenomena, as if no one likes frequent changes as much as he does. His life is constantly moving, and he continually looks for new possibilities to show himself and the world that he is flexible and willing to change, a sophisticated form of fighting fear, for as long as the stubborn person keeps moving of his own accord, and while keeping things mobilized around him, he has no need to be afraid.

The obstinate person is more afraid than others of being trapped and dying of thirst in prison than is irreversible. His fierce determination helps him get through stagnation quickly. The stagnation this person observes in himself and others causes abomination. The obstinate person says he is brave, has willpower and confidence. Their will is sacred. When someone else is willing to go against their will, they will not succeed. If a stubborn person comes to the negative pole of stiffness, stubbornness, inflexibility, and stubbornness, there is nothing in the world that will give them up or remain in a particular situation.

We said that obstinacy is the most frequent main feature. If indeed it were as you think, that all of you would like to change and seek the new, there would be much more positive changes to record in the world. But as soon as a big change comes, the stubborn ones among you take care that everything will settle down again soon. And conservatives, the traditionalists, who often personify obstinacy in institutions, want in turn to go back to the old, back to what they already know, because that was where they felt safe. From your point of view, you either consider antiquity a beautiful time or feel like leaving the past behind as quickly as possible. The impatient among you can hardly wait for the coming of the New Age, for they are afraid of missing something that will happen.

From our point of view, the new is no better than the old. But from your point of view, from the perspective of the physical plane, under the limits of the laws of duality, you have to swing like pendulums between the poles of the old and the new. The old, in fact, is no better than the new, the new is no better than the old. Change itself is neither good nor bad. Changes is a law of nature. However, you live in fear of losing the protection of the old and being completely abandoned, lost and isolated.

People with the main characteristic of stubbornness suffer from the fear of being abandoned or being dropped. Whenever this fear tries to take hold of you, it will be a good way for you to have personal contact so that you will again be aware of solidarity and the feeling that you are in no danger. By personal contact we mean two things. When an affectionate human being finds that a stubborn person is caught in the clutches of fear and cannot escape them on his own, it is often enough to touch his hand, to put his arm around his shoulders, or to stroke his face.

If the fear becomes excessive, there is nothing that can help to eliminate it faster and more definitely than to take the stubborn in your arms radiate human warmth or even carry it on your lap like a little child, because the lack of protection and the fear of being abandoned are exactly what caused its main characteristic. If, however, physical contact with another person is not possible, the obstinate person can put into practice the wonderful experience to the point of easing his fear, beginning physical contact with himself, running his hands over his body, caressing his own cheeks, or your own arms.

It would be a shame if he wanted to give up this possibility, which holds security for himself. Physical contact and being physically contacted are the therapeutic means that dissipate tension, rigidity dominated by fear, and clinging obstinacy, and which can rid the obstinate of his rebellious, fear-filled determination that persuades him to do certain things, more times than he would like, which doesn't good to him.
 

Border Dog

The Force is Strong With This One
Hello again :)
I would like to complement my previous reply, after expand the infos about Obstinacy ("the most frequent fear"). I will be happy to translate the other six archetypes as well, timely.
Basically any negative emotion tells us something about the environment, and informs us on how best to act.
I'm aware about this thought-form. I think should worth to understand that I did the approach by Energy Perspective, so I'm based in a similar consciousness approach (by myself) as follows:

All matter itself is condensed energy. The denser it becomes, more negative the energy composes it (less freedom), and so, the less space it has. Consequently, the less Freedom of space or time it has.

Thus, indirectly, positive energies form a barrier for negativity to manifest, and this arbitrarily separates all things between the least(-) and the most(+).

So, those who carry some negativity remain separated within the limits where this negativity can manifest. Negativity occupies a limited space of resources for a limited time (entropy), forcing the sharing of energies available there and also leading to individual competition for these resources.

Positivity occupies all spaces and times without resource limits, but does not admit, for example, disloyalty, inconsistency, hypocrisy, so freedom within the limited area of negativity can be said to appear more greater. But this can be seen as more illusion than reality, because seems more like a quarentine.
As you can see, I did not specify the range of the spectrum, so it applies to physicall matter, emotions, feelings, thoughts, and everything else that can be perceived, interpreted and transformed (from the point of view of consciential energies).

Under this Conciential Paradigm, not only us as individuals, but everything else " tells us something about the environment, and informs us on how best to act. "

Seven Archeyptes of Fear sounds like a tool or therapeutic model
I had notice this book was launched by editors to make money. I never saw or would buy this book (that seems me costs twice the price) because the original content is only part of the other book. I thought was good to show both links in the thread post, because on the original link appears the self-help book ad. I have a portuguese version of the original purchased many years ago.
 

karo

The Force is Strong With This One
I found this one on youtube and think it also give some perspective about what fear may be, how it appears. I like the perspective about looking into bodily symptoms to identify that what we actually feel in the body may be a symptom of fear and in order to dig deeper in our symptoms we may get to know our fear.
 

Wandering Star

Jedi Master
Fear is the way to the dark side, fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering, suffering to the dark side.

Yoda.

You are in a dark place and there is a noise that scares you. You imagine a thousand dangers and react violently to defend yourself. The light comes on and you see that noise is something unimportant, but your imagination created something terrifying where there was nothing. The light goes out again, but there is no fear. Now you have "knowledge.":-)

Someone said ... "Knowledge protects!"
 
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